Oral History Project — Your Stories Are Our Legacy

Michigan Ross owes its legacy to you: the people who made the place. The time you spent here, and the memories you made along the way, have left a legacy and shape the story of our school.

That’s why we’re excited to partner with Publishing Concepts Inc. (PCI) on the Oral History Project to gather stories from our alumni community about their experiences at Michigan Ross. As a tribute to past and future Michigan Ross generations, we invite you to share memories celebrating the people and events that have impacted your journey. Your stories will be recorded, transcribed, and, along with submitted photos, published as a book that will be available for purchase.

How It Works

If you haven't already, you will receive a postcard and email from PCI, on our behalf, with two important invitations: 

An invitation to update and verify your contact information to strengthen our Michigan Ross network and to keep you updated on the latest school developments. 

An invitation to share your Michigan Ross experience. What are your fondest memories from your time at Michigan Ross? PCI has a dedicated team ready to record your stories.  

What kind of story should you tell? It’s up to you, but ideas include:

Lifelong connections made on campus

The impact of receiving or giving a scholarship

Faculty or staff members who left a lasting impression

Student organization involvement that helped shape you

A career-defining experience or moment

people celebrating

Ready to Share Your Story?

Please call PCI directly at (855) 342-9476, Monday through Friday from 7 am to 9 pm CT or Saturday from 8 am to 4:45 pm CT.

Frequently Asked Questions by Alumni

I received an email/postcard/phone call from a company asking for my personal information and a story about University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Is this a legitimate project or is it a scam?

It’s legit! We have partnered with PCI (also known as Publishing Concepts, Inc) to produce an Oral History Publication for the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. PCI is a family-owned business based in Dallas, TX that has published directories for educational institutions, fraternities, sororities, and military organizations across the nation for almost 100 years. This project allows Michigan Ross to hear about your personal experiences and explain how the school has helped shape your lives.

Does the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business benefit from this at all?

Yes, in a few different ways:

  • Updated Information – allows us to effectively communicate with and engage alumni
  • Legacy – preserves the history of our school
  • Revenue – generates donation revenue for alumni programs
  • Pride – wearing apparel shows support and love for our school

How do I know my information will only be used for Oral History Project purposes?

PCI is committed to protecting your information. The names, addresses, and information provided to PCI for the publication of the Oral History Project will be held confidential by PCI, except to the extent that they are utilized in, or in the preparation of, the Oral History Project and except as required by court order or law. Upon completion of the project, PCI will redact PII (Personal Identifiable Information) from any and all electronic files that we have supplied or were produced by PCI in connection with the production of the Oral History Project.

I would like to verify or update my information and share a story. How may I do this?

If you have received a postcard or an email with a telephone number, you may call the number to speak with a dedicated representative for the Oral History Project. The representative will verify all the information we have on file for you, make any updates where needed, then ask you to share your story about your time at University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Your story will be recorded and the sound clip provided to University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the conclusion of the project.

If you have received an email with an embedded link, you may go to the online site to review your information and submit a story.

Can I choose what information is printed in the publication?

When you call to update your information, you can tell the representative if you prefer any of your information be excluded. You can also communicate your preferences to PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 / customerservice@publishingconcepts.com.

I updated my information but need some more time to think about what experience to share.

You can call back at any time to share your story.

I shared a story and the representative said I could send some photos. How do I do this?

You will receive an email with a link to upload up to two photos (black and white or color) plus captions.

If you have also purchased a book but do not have an email address on file, you will be sent a photo mailer in which you can mail physical photos to be printed (note: photos will be returned if you include a self-addressed, stamped envelope).

Can anyone purchase a book?

The University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business Oral History Publication is available for sale only to University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business alumni.

I ordered a book / package over the phone and would like to cancel my order. How do I do this?

Contact PCI’s customer service helpdesk at 1-800-982-1590 and they will take care of this for you.

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